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Clausen Automotive

2118 S. Stoughton Rd.
Madison, WI 53716

Misalignment problems and out-of-balance tires are more damaging than most drivers know. Balancing and alignment issues don’t always show up until some type of damage has occurred. Unfortunately, it is often difficult to determine whether a tire needs to be balanced or if the wheel alignment is needed.

Just what does it mean when your wheels are out of alignment? The tires of your vehicle are not pointing in the same direction as the steering wheel. Have your car alignment checked about every 10,000 miles, at least about every other oil change.

What does it mean when your tires are out of balance? There is an uneven distribution of weight around the tire, causing vibrating and shaking at higher speeds, making driving unpleasant. To balance tires, your wheels are removed and placed on a spinning balancing machine. Weights will be added to certain areas on the rim of the tire so that the weight is evenly distributed around the tire.

Alignment problems can develop over time, but they’re more likely to be caused by a specific incident, no matter how minor. If your tires are out of balance or misaligned, here are a few issues you may experience as you drive down the road:

  • Vibrating felt in the steering and seat.
  • Uneven or rapid tread wear on the tires.
  • Increased fuel consumption.
  • Pulling to the left or right.
  • The steering wheel is crooked while driving straight or it feels loose.

So why are proper tire balancing and car alignment necessary? Here are five good reasons:

  • Your tires will last longer;
  • Your vehicle will drive smoother and handle better, which means it will be safer to drive;
  • Your wheels will point in the right direction, which means you are driving straight;
  • Improved fuel economy, saving you money at the pump, and
  • Prevent damage to steering and suspension components.

The price of wheel balancing or a car alignment service is much more cost-effective than paying for a new set of tires or replacing shocks!

Need to know more about why is car alignment necessary? Contact our ASE Certified Technicians at Clausen Automotive, The Hybrid Shop, for more information about alignment and wheel balancing services and to schedule an appointment. Since 1975, our family-owned auto shop has proudly served vehicle owners in Madison, WI, and the surrounding communities.

Why is car alignment necessary? The proper wheel alignment, as well as wheel balancing, will prolong the life of your tires and enhance the safety of your vehicle.

Misalignment problems and out-of-balance tires are more damaging than most drivers know. Balancing and alignment issues don’t always show up until some type of damage has occurred. Unfortunately, it is often difficult to determine whether a tire needs to be balanced or if the wheel alignment is needed.

Just what does it mean when your wheels are out of alignment? The tires of your vehicle are not pointing in the same direction as the steering wheel. Have your car alignment checked about every 10,000 miles, at least about every other oil change.

What does it mean when your tires are out of balance? There is an uneven distribution of weight around the tire, causing vibrating and shaking at higher speeds, making driving unpleasant. To balance tires, your wheels are removed and placed on a spinning balancing machine. Weights will be added to certain areas on the rim of the tire so that the weight is evenly distributed around the tire.

Alignment problems can develop over time, but they’re more likely to be caused by a specific incident, no matter how minor. If your tires are out of balance or misaligned, here are a few issues you may experience as you drive down the road:

  • Vibrating felt in the steering and seat.
  • Uneven or rapid tread wear on the tires.
  • Increased fuel consumption.
  • Pulling to the left or right.
  • The steering wheel is crooked while driving straight or it feels loose.

So why are proper tire balancing and car alignment necessary? Here are five good reasons:

  • Your tires will last longer;
  • Your vehicle will drive smoother and handle better, which means it will be safer to drive;
  • Your wheels will point in the right direction, which means you are driving straight;
  • Improved fuel economy, saving you money at the pump, and
  • Prevent damage to steering and suspension components.

The price of wheel balancing or a car alignment service is much more cost-effective than paying for a new set of tires or replacing shocks!

Need to know more about why is car alignment necessary? Contact our ASE Certified Technicians at Clausen Automotive, The Hybrid Shop, for more information about alignment and wheel balancing services and to schedule an appointment. Since 1975, our family-owned auto shop has proudly served vehicle owners in Madison, WI, and the surrounding communities.

Steve Clausen
Clausen AutomotiveAuto Repair Shop in Madison, WI

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2118 S. Stoughton Rd., Madison, WI 53716608-221-8321Service@ClausenAutomotive.com
Mon:7:00am - 5:30pm
Tue:7:00am - 5:30pm
Wed:7:00am - 5:30pm
Thu:7:00am - 5:30pm
Fri:7:00am - 5:30pm
Sat:Closed
Sun:Closed
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